CDC #396 – Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match – Prize for Cant Draw

The original F5...

My version...

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CDC #396 – Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match – Results

Great stuff this week folks!

Runner up this week is Hound by Rekulhs Nathe. Such a clever idea.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #397 – Two’s Company…

Pictured above is D-Cup and Sir, a CDC entry I did eons ago

Your CDC challenge this week is to design an unlikely crime fighting duo. They may be submitted as separate entries, or as a single rendering if you prefer. Just have fun!

The winner will receive a HM3 rendering of their winning entry by yours truly.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at noon Eastern on Monday, January 21st.

2018: A Retrospective

Well, everyone, I’ll admit I didn’t know what to write about. I haven’t done anything, haven’t seen anything (thanks, weather) lately. This was very close to just being pictures of and talking about my cat. But instead let’s talk about 2018 and what happened. Of course now I went from nothing to write about to lots to write about, but we’ll start here. So this is my year in review. Not really in any particular order, just the things that made an impact on me this past year.

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CDC #395 – Public Domain – It’s Magic – Prize for Ubiquitous Pixel

UP's version of Mr. Strange...

My version...

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CDC #395 – Public Domain – It’s Magic – Results

Runner Up this week is Kellkin for the Darkbringer; the effects are great and the modern take on the costume is really well done. Seriously man, this came very close to taking top spot.

But the win this week belongs to...

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CDC #396 – Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match.

Pictured above is Stench, a villain I designed for a CDC eons ago. Stench started life as unpopular Toronto high school student Nathan Cooper, nicknamed Stench. due to his affinity for stink bombs. Ten years, and a chemistry degree later, he is now an expert in toxic gases which he uses with deadly results.

Your CDC challenge this week is to design a hero that will become Stench’s arch rival.

The winner will receive a HM3 rendering of their winning entry by yours truly.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at noon Eastern on Monday, January 14th.

CDC #394 – Songs of the Season – Prize for Thundersong

Thundersong requested that I rework his character Lily.

The original...

My version...

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CDC #395 – Public Domain – It’s Magic

This week your CDC challenge is to re-imagine one of the public domain magic characters listed at the link below.

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Magic_Characters

The winner  will receive a a HM3 rendering of my version of their winning character.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at  noon Eastern on Monday, January 7th.

 

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey- First Thoughts

Hey everyone, time to ring in the New Year! And I’ll be doing it by telling you about Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, or, the game that might turn me around on this whole franchise. This first-thoughts-review was supposed to go up yesterday, but I of course got hung up researching Minoan and Mycenaean frescoes and well, you know how it is. But anyway, let’s talk about the game! No spoilers either!

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